Windows Upates on Vista not installing,error code 80072EFE RRS feed

  • Question

  • There is nothing about this error code on the microsoft websites and I am keen to get this problem fixed as it means I am not getting any of the important updates for my computer.
    Monday, July 26, 2010 12:23 PM

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  • Error 80072EFE is related to Update server closing the connection.

    Mosty likely, the computer may be infected with ROOTKITS.

    Try to run TDSSKILLER to find any rootkits.

    Download and run from here

    Then try to windows updates. 


    Ramesh Asari

    • Proposed as answer by 26charlie Sunday, October 24, 2010 5:27 PM
    Friday, July 30, 2010 1:52 PM
  • Hi Ramesh,

    Thanks for the link! It works for Windows Vista Business and able to update. Hey Guys! why don't you try this link also.

    Pretty COOL...more POWER!!!


    Saturday, August 7, 2010 3:52 PM
  • you are welcome
    Monday, August 9, 2010 5:26 PM
  • Hey Ramesh, I created a Windows Live ID for the sole purpose of thanking you for fixing this error for me, the Kaspersky worked like a charm and I am forever in your debt.   Thanks again, Jim.
    Sunday, August 15, 2010 2:59 AM
  • You are welcome to the forum.. Do search our forums to find answers to you queries
    Sunday, August 15, 2010 5:56 PM
  • I've run the TDSS Killer from Kapersky, and also tried disabling antivirus and firewalls, but can still not update Vista.

    This morning, I had 6 "important" updates, and five of them worked fine, but I get the error on this last one.

    What's going on?

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:19 PM
  • Hello Ramesh,

    After months of frustration (from my IT guru's) I decided to try this myself, found your recommendation, tried it, and it worked great!  Many thanks from me to you on this! 

    In closing as I say in my ancient language,

    ti.në, (you take care of me!)


    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:51 PM
  • Thanks, Ramesh,,,same here created a sign in name specifically to thank you. Your link worked like a charm...after hours of searching so grateful I found your suggestion!  Gracias my friend for sharing your knowledge with us...


    Saturday, October 2, 2010 4:19 AM